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He replied to me.

I would like to speak management.

I have to email to work.

I emailed Sarah about the report.

To whom am I speaking?

Who am I speaking?

I phoned to you yesterday.

You never listen me.

Thomas and Steve are always talking to Humphrey.

Georgia is not talking Mary.


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177 Comments on “Grammar: How to use TO with transitive verbs”


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Thank you for the lesson, Jade!
How about”Whom am I speaking to?” Is it correct?

Monday, May 25th 2015

    no You have to put “to” at the begining

    Monday, May 25th 2015

      ”Whom am I speaking to?” is correct. “To whom am I speaking?”is more formal.

      Thursday, May 28th 2015

        No when You use whom you must put to at the begining. Formal=correct

        Thursday, May 28th 2015

          An open mind instead of looking for what is wrong in a new information, actively looks for what is right:))

          Thursday, May 28th 2015

          You must open your mind and colse your bocca. Handersson MD, Ph.D

          Thursday, May 28th 2015

          Gent.le Prof.
          Era solo un gioco. Io ho studiato inglese ad Oxford e mi hanno insegnato che quello che Lei ritiene corretto è corretto ma suona ugly un po’ come quando usano Who ( scorretto) e per tale motivo quasi mai usato. Ma preferibile usare il To davanti o in modo confidenziale Who. Lavorando negli USA l’ipotesi di whom e to alla fine non vincente neanche menzionata. Mi complimento con il Suo inglese e grazie per le correzione. Con deferente ossequio Briklend Handersson

          Thursday, May 28th 2015

          Ad una persona che saluta con “deferente ossequio”, perdono tutto. Ringrazio inoltre per la spiegazione e mi complimento per il Suo inglese:)

          Friday, May 29th 2015

          Sono onorata che mi dia della Prof!

          Friday, May 29th 2015

      It’d be interesting to make a video-lesson on transitive-intransitive verbs to contrast one with the other. This may help us to understand a bit more how these verbs work.

      Prepositions, to tell the truth, always give me a splitting headache.

      Many thanks for this lesson Jade.

      Saturday, June 6th 2015

        Yes, it’s impossible to catch the rule! Although I had 9/10. Thaks Jade!

        Sunday, June 28th 2015

    Yep. It’s correct but it’s not common like who

    Tuesday, May 26th 2015

    jmay i get ur email id?

    Wednesday, October 14th 2015

10 out of 10
thank you ☺

Monday, May 25th 2015

    Woow it is so great

    Wednesday, May 27th 2015

    Awesome by the way u so breaty god bless you!!!

    Friday, June 5th 2015

      Awesome by the way u so pretty god bless you!!!

      Friday, June 5th 2015

      thanks a lot … God bless you too

      Sunday, June 7th 2015

Thank you Milady,
I got 100 out of 100

Monday, May 25th 2015

I’m so Happy…another one that I learned!!!
Cheers!

Monday, May 25th 2015

10/10 :D
Thank you

Monday, May 25th 2015

Thank you)

Monday, May 25th 2015

Thank you jade

Monday, May 25th 2015

thanks

Monday, May 25th 2015

Thank you Jade for your good explanation.I love English language to speak fluently,but it is very hard to speak very well, even though it needs more time.thank you so long.

Monday, May 25th 2015

This is the first time I see one of your many videos, and of course your lesson was very useful.
I really don’t know But I just felt a very little stress in your voice or using too much “Um, Err, ah”.
But thanks for the lesson anyway, you were great.

Monday, May 25th 2015

    she speaks to naturally, it’s more like a conversation with us, she connected with a crown

    Tuesday, May 26th 2015

    loosen up mate
    she is british you should be excited rather than complaining about small details

    Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Poor Jade, I got 5 of 10 in your class?? what is happening?? The problem is with you or with me??

Monday, May 25th 2015

    What did you do wrong?

    Thursday, May 28th 2015

thanks Jade! Your british accent is lovely :)

Monday, May 25th 2015

I got 7 correct out of 10. Interesting! Thank you, Jade :)

Monday, May 25th 2015

Thank you!

Monday, May 25th 2015

many thanks jade ! ! ! for you build my mind and brain ! thanks again !

Monday, May 25th 2015

Cool, I got 5 out of 10, before I did a lot of mistakes ’bout that. Thnx!

Monday, May 25th 2015

I got 10 out of 10.

Monday, May 25th 2015

Thanks, Jade. Very useful lesson.
What about “say”? Is it transitive or not?

Monday, May 25th 2015

    to say is transitive: Dad says to come and eat dinner right now. ( Papá dice que vengas a cenar ahora mismo.)
    She hardly answer questions.
    Do you know what a dictionary is ? Why don’t you look it up ?

    Tuesday, May 26th 2015

      Si vas a responder con ironía, ahorrate la molestia. En todo caso, no te preguntaba a vos. Disculpá por hacerte perder tu valiosísimo tiempo.

      Tuesday, May 26th 2015

        Hola :)

        Tampoco me gusta contribuyentes irónicos. Lo mejor es ignorarlos.

        The verb “SAY” can be both transitive and intransitive. Some dictionaries such as macmillandictionary.com indicate this piece of information by default, whereas some don’t.

        After “SAY” we do NOT normally use a direct object (that is, to whom we are speaking), as “SAY” is NORMALLY used to inform, “open the mouth and speak so that the other person can hear us”, without mentioning who the person is/was talking to:
        CORRECT: He said (that) it was fine.

        When we have an object, we must use “to”:
        CORRECT: He said to me that I was too young for the job.
        INcorrect: He said me…
        CORRECT: He told me I was too young for the job,
        CORRECT: Say hello ( <- this word is an object here) to Ronnie for me!
        INcorrect: Say Ronnie hello…

        Make sure you also check out here at engvid.com:
        Alex's "SAY & TELL – Reported Speech"
        James's "Speaking English – Say, Tell, Hear, Listen – How to use them correctly"

        All the best and have fun learning English!
        David

        Wednesday, May 27th 2015

          Say hello to Jade as well ! :)

          Wednesday, May 27th 2015

          As far as I can see APicon, David is an expert on the English language,apart from writing Spanish well.

          Hi David, I’ve read some of your comments on EngVid and as usuall YOU always hit the nail on the head.

          Thanks a lot for sharing all this with us.

          Have an enjoyable weekend.

          Saturday, June 6th 2015

          Hello Regino,

          Thank you for your kind words. I am delighted to hear it. I am more than happy to help students on these pages :)

          As for my Spanish, I know it should be “no me gustan” :). The problem is that there is no “edit reply” option on these forums – once you post a contribution, you will be unable to edit it :(

          D.

          Saturday, June 6th 2015

          Hi David. Thanks a lot! Very clear and kind answer. I appreciate that. :)

          Wednesday, May 27th 2015

thank you Jade for this great lesson, I have couple questions to you. How do we use the verb send, do we say ” I will send to him…” or ” I will send him …” the same thing to the verb [want].

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

What a lesson!!! really cool, I loved it and you’re a great teacher Jade. So, I wonder if you can give me more intransitives verbs, you know, to learn so much…thank you!

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Even i would like to know about “SAY”????
Its fantastic lesson Jade.I used to get confused with this.Its bit tricky for me i think i need to do more practice of it.Thank you for this lesson.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

    Hello,
    Please check my comment above.
    Regards,
    David

    Wednesday, May 27th 2015

      Hello David,
      I absolutely understood your fantastic explanation.Thanks a lot for your kind cooperation :-)
      Regards,
      TEJALKK.

      Friday, May 29th 2015

Thank you, Jade.What about ” To speak with”,” To talk with” ? Is there any difference with To speak to and to talk to? Thanks.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Jade, regarding “transitive” and “intransitive” I think you messed things up.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

9/10 incredible! When I began the quiz I thought, here comes a tough quiz (because the subject of today’s lesson it was a tough one), but in the end I got 90% for me it’s a victory, hurray.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Thank you Jade I got 100 % your quiz.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

thank you for this lesson.it’s very useful for me.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

It’s really and still a common mistake if one doesn’t pay attention to Jade’s explanation.

Cheers

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

I got 100!!!!!I’m so happy. Thank you, Jade

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

i got 10 out of 10.Thank you very much ,Jade

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

I answered correct for all questions. Thank you.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

thank you very much for this useful lesson.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Many thanks to you

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

No good. Perf. no bullying

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Thank you very much Many for your classes…I do appreciate them!! you’re a great teacher!

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Does the verb -tell- need ‘to’ or not?

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

question number 2 is my unlucky question. (correct answer is ” I would like speak to management.” right?)

Thank you very much for this video!!

your sincerely;
sophor,

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Thanks..

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Thanks Jade, very helpful .

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Thanks a lot for this specific advanced lesson. It was a quite big problem for me. I would like to listen TO that this kind videos more. Regards

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

thnks :) i got 10 of 10

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

I got 8 out of 10 .. Not bad huh! Thanks alot jade!

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

thank youuuuu ,I got 10/10.

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

Thanks for your great lessons.
By the way, I have a question about today’s lesson. Ithink a verb which needs ‘to’ after it is called ‘intransitive verb’, and a verb which doesn’t need ‘to’ after it is called ‘transitive verb.’ What do you think of it, Jade?

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

I have got 7 of 10, it is a really good lesson, I enjoyed a lot. I want to humbly ask you to please keep preparing of such important lessons. Hope to see you more with your helpful and productive lessons.
Many thanks and best wishes
Hasib
Kabul, Afghanistan

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

I have got 10 of 10,thank you Jade.

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

awesome Jade, Thanks you very much. It’s useful in writing and communicating correctly.

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

The number of your video is not 828, but 830.
I have all Engvid lesson Videos, and they are 830.

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

I have to email work.
What does this sentence mean?

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

    Thanks for asking

    Friday, May 29th 2015

      Thanks for asking Gdyes88. I also have this query. Let’s wait for the answer from Jade. Cheers

      Friday, May 29th 2015

I got 7 from 10

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

9 of 10

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

I got 11 out of 10
I’m just kidding :)
Peace

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

Thank you so much for useful lesson!

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

10/10.

Thank you, Jade! :)

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

im a weak to speaking english :(

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

Thanks Jade for the Class, was interesting, I got only 70/100, well… I will practice this class. Nice to meet you. Regards from Panama. God Bless You!

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

:)

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

THANKS,I got 9/10.

Thursday, May 28th 2015

I got 9/10 thanks jade.

Thursday, May 28th 2015

10/10 yay
thank you so much, it was really useful :)

Thursday, May 28th 2015

Thank you for the lesson, Jade!

Thursday, May 28th 2015

Is say to also a transative verb?

Thursday, May 28th 2015

‘I have to email work.’ Does the word ‘work’ in this sentence means workplace?

Thursday, May 28th 2015

thanks jade, I got an 80, AS ALYAWAYS IT`S A PLEASURE EAR YOUR ACCCENT.

se you later aligator

Thursday, May 28th 2015

thank u for the lesson jaddle

Thursday, May 28th 2015

thank u for the lesson jade

Thursday, May 28th 2015

Thank you !

Thursday, May 28th 2015

Thanks a lot Jade for your exquisite lesson.

Friday, May 29th 2015

10/10
Thanks

Friday, May 29th 2015

Thanks Jade!
How can we distinguish between transitive verb and non transitive? Hope you can teach in detail and give more explaination instead of just giving some examples. Thanks!

Friday, May 29th 2015

Bhooyaa ” You got 10 correct out of 10 :D ” !!!

thanks for the awesome lesson Jade!

Could you do a lesson about “for” too..
the difference between to and for.. sometimes I get confused…

Ex-
– It’s boring for/to me to watch love stories
– The most boring thing for/to me is doing homework

Saturday, May 30th 2015

Thank you

Saturday, May 30th 2015

Many thanks

Saturday, May 30th 2015

“I have to email to work.”
Incorrect? Why?

Sunday, May 31st 2015

    because of the verb to Mail, does not want TO ( like: phone, call, ask, answer ecc). h

    Saturday, June 6th 2015

      because * the verb to mail does not want To

      Saturday, June 6th 2015

Thanks for the quiz jade

Sunday, May 31st 2015

Your a pretty good teacher you know

Sunday, May 31st 2015

Jade, what about “With whom are you talking?”
Is it wrong?

Sunday, May 31st 2015

    Can you give me your facebook account please we can pracice our English together

    Saturday, June 13th 2015

Thanks Jade.

Monday, June 1st 2015

Thanks for the lesson . could you upload more videos/lessons on grammar and vocabulary plz..

Monday, June 1st 2015

Good lesson thanks

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

thank you for lesson jade

Thursday, June 4th 2015

hello friend im usman khan and i want to improve my english grammar and spoken as well.
here is my skype
usman.musazai

Friday, June 5th 2015

Can anybody have a conversation with me on skype?

Saturday, June 6th 2015

    Hi Darya, I’ve heard a lot about this application program (skype),it must be very useful for some of you,but to tell the truth I haven’t had it installed yet.

    I wish I could help you, but not at the moment.

    All the best with your English, regards.

    Saturday, June 6th 2015

    yep im from colombia what can i do for you

    Saturday, September 12th 2015

Thanks jade, your lesson was very interesting and your accent was better.

Saturday, June 6th 2015

Thank you very much my good teacher

Sunday, June 7th 2015

9/10. thank’s to you for that. Is that correct?

Tuesday, June 9th 2015

Thanks :-)

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

Good Lesson Thank you very much.

Thursday, June 11th 2015

thanks for the explanation :) i got 10 :D

Friday, June 12th 2015

It’s nice to learn English from this web side engVid.com. Thanks!

Saturday, June 13th 2015

Hello, first I would like to thank all of you” Engvid staff”… you have been really helpful..I just got my IELTS result..I got 6.5 .. I am not surprised because I was expecting this good result thanks to your help & support…I wish you all good luck. :)

Saturday, June 13th 2015

Hi Jade, The Lesson you Taught me to day is very important to speak or to write a letter,bu still it it is not enough.so long.

Sunday, June 14th 2015

    Hi could you please help me?

    Tuesday, June 16th 2015

Excuse me, I don’t understand no.2
What is correct, I would like speak to management ?
Thank you very much :D

Tuesday, June 16th 2015

    because we speak with person not with managment

    Sunday, June 21st 2015

thx.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

Thanks Jade for the English class online. You teach so well for the advance level. I would like to learn more about how to put my tense together and learn how to write and read the important key words for understanding.
I really appreciated on everyone’s work. You have an amazing team work.
Will speak to you soon.
Alex :-)

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

Great, thank you.

Friday, June 19th 2015

Its very helpful for me .

Saturday, June 20th 2015

you lesson is good

Saturday, June 20th 2015

thanks jade

Saturday, June 20th 2015

great job

Sunday, June 21st 2015

thnx jade u r the best

Monday, June 22nd 2015

thanks very much~

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

nice job, good lesson, many and many step, that we need to be colloquial with english

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

thanks jad

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

thank you so much for helping me.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

Thanks Jane ,,

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

Nice video thank you so much! Would you help me with finite and non finite verbs please?

I really love this Web side all of you are GREAT! THANKS

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

Thank you, Jade.
I would like to know the difference between no and not

Thursday, June 25th 2015

thank you!

Friday, June 26th 2015

thank you Jade,
I like your explanation

Sunday, June 28th 2015

I have to email to work incorrect
how to correct this sentence

Sunday, June 28th 2015

I got 9/10.
I got question 3 wrong.

Saturday, July 4th 2015

thank you

Sunday, July 5th 2015

thanks you Jade. 8/10. There were traps in that one…

Friday, July 10th 2015

I got 7/10 thak you jade

Saturday, July 11th 2015

Hello jade,I’ve learnt at the course that,I should take ” to” When I say I would like ”to” speak,But you quiz says:It’s wrong ?

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

i got 100/100 yaaah thanks Jade :D

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

You’re perfect,Jade!!

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

I want to skill write but I don’t have repair for me .help me !

Saturday, August 8th 2015

thank you!

Monday, August 10th 2015

I don’t watch the video, and i got 100%.
Thank you at all.

Saturday, August 15th 2015

I loved this lesson! thanks a lot, you were so clear! These are very common mistakes, but nowadays they are not going to be a problem for me any more. Thanks!!!!

Wednesday, August 19th 2015

Very poor

Thursday, August 20th 2015

thanks so much

Saturday, September 12th 2015

hi every one im from indonesia ,,do you guys have fb??

Sunday, September 13th 2015

Thank so much, Jade.

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

If the sentence “They replied me” is wrong. What would it be the correct form?

Saturday, September 26th 2015

video can not play.why?

Tuesday, November 17th 2015

    I think it’s because it’s on Youtube, which may be blocked where you are.

    Wednesday, November 18th 2015

10/10. Thank you Jade.

Friday, November 27th 2015

I don’t understand the reason for (replay to me ) and not ( replay me )
It seems right for me to say replay like send me anyway that is the only mistake I made or ( I did ) thanks a lot

Sunday, November 29th 2015

it is a little bit irriitating: you write on a board the words with to and at the same time you are saying not to use those “to”. In the second example. And at the end I couldn’t remember what is wrong or right, because I saw (in my mind) written words on board with “to”, where “to” is not to be used. sorry my english((

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

    just watch it again…hope you understand it better

    Thursday, December 10th 2015

that was a good lesson. thank u so much, ı want to use a sentence that learned from this video. ı need to study english harder than before.

Friday, December 25th 2015

10/10 thank you :)

Tuesday, January 12th 2016

1.i didn’t get how to say correctly ‘He wrote me” in formal language
2. also please don’t write the sentences with mistakes, it distract

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

How come I hear some people say “speak with” instead of “speak to”? Is it right to say it like that, and if so, in what context will I have to say “speak with”?

Wednesday, January 27th 2016

I like the way you teach. your teaching is like your name “JADE” (the precious Stone). Thank you :)

Thursday, March 3rd 2016

Thanks Jade!
A Very useful lesson

Friday, July 1st 2016

Thanks Jade, Could you please add few videos on CELPIP exam.

Saturday, September 3rd 2016
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